Land Use Events


Global Warming Commission Meets

August 18, 2022

Eroding bluffs, such as this one at Falcon Cove, are a symptom of gloal warming.
Eroding bluffs, such as this one at Falcon Cove, are a symptom of global warming.\Photo courtesy of DOGAMI.

The Oregon Global Warming Commission will meet virtually on Thursday, Aug. 18, 1-4 p.m.

The Commission will hear an update on the Roadmap to 2035, the state’s long-range agenda for...


Hearing on Tillamook Riprap Case

August 23, 2022


Shoreline armoring at Pine Beach in process.
Shoreline armoring at Pine Beach in process.\Photo by Randy Stevenson.

At long last, the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) will hold oral arguments on our appeal of Tillamook County’s decision to approve a massive riprap revetment at Pine Beach.  The hearing takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 23,...


Lola Lake and Beach Hike

August 28, 2022, Pistol River


Beach north of Crook Point.
Beach north of Crook Poin.\Photo by Paul Sherman.
Join the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society for a south coast hike to explore dune ecology and succession, search for rare plants, and do some birdwatching.  The hike, on the Lola Lake Loop and Beach Trail, just south of Pistol River in Curry...

Hearing on Tribal Water Management

September 21, 2022

Siuslaw River wetlands.
Siuslaw River wetlands.\Photo by Rena Olson.

The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) invites the public to review and comment on the Tribe’s draft Water Quality Standards (WQS). The online hearing takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m.

WQS are...

Past Events


Silverspot Seminar

May 20, 2021

Oregon Silverspot, at the Nestucca National Wildlife Refuge.\Photo courtesy of USFWS.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center continues with its regular research seminar series online.  On Thursday, May 20, 3:30 p.m., the seminar is “Nestucca Bay NWR:  Research and Restoration Intertwine to Save...


Lecture on Earthquake Seismology

May 11, 2021

Tracking earthquakes.\Photo courtesy of Pacific Tsunami Museum.

Listening and land use would seem to be very different subjects, but earthquakes and tsunamis can certainly rearrange the landscape, and scientists are now refining their ability to listen for impending earthquakes.  This will...


FERNS Workshop

April 26, 2021

Clearcuts in the Coast Range.\Photo by Alex Derr, with support from Lighthawk.

The Forest Electronic Notification and Reporting System, known more poetically as FERNS, is a tool that enables citizens to monitor forestry activity in their watersheds of interest.  A workshop in utilizing this...


Lecture on Coastal Habitat Loss

April 20, 2021

Mudflat meets eelgrass bed.\Photo by Mike Graybill.

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) is presenting its spring Seminar Series online this year. Most of the lectures take place at 1 p.m. on Fridays.  However, the special spring seminar coming up will be held on Tuesday, April 20,...


Seminar on Public Coastal Perceptions

April 15, 2021


Surveying the public concerning marine reserves.\Photo courtesy of ODFW.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) Thursday research seminar series departs from scientific results to consider public opinion on Thursday, April 15, 3:30 p.m., with a presentation on “Public Perceptions of...


Talk on Climate and Conservation

April 14, 2021

Onion Peak in the north coast rainforest reserve.\Photo by Tom Horning.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at how climate change may affect the coast with a talk on “Climate Change and Conservation” on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free...


Snowy Plover Patrol Training

April 11, 2021

Snowy plovers at South Beach.\Photo by Cathy Tronquet.

Portland Audubon is partnering with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the Institute for Natural Resources to monitor endangered Western Snowy Plovers at four sites on the North Coast (from Clatsop Spit near Astoria to the Sitka...